ESP32 vs ESP8266

The Espressif platforms still remain a firm favourite of mine in terms of price point, ease of programming and functionality. I’ve been trialling the ESP32 as the new Central Heating controller over the winter (2017/2018) and have been experimenting more recently with using the smaller modules for solar-powered temperature monitoring nodes. The ESP-01, ESP-07 and… Continue reading ESP32 vs ESP8266

Git / GitHub Must-Dos

Setting your no-reply commit email address on GitHub git config –global “” Caching your GitHub password in Git git config –global credential.helper ‘cache –timeout 9000’  

Installing Packages from PPAs in Ubuntu

It’s no secret that the officially maintained┬árepository for Ubuntu can get out of date quickly. A lot of software developers/houses are now letting you install applications straight from their repositories. Ubuntu makes this possible with PPAs or “Personal Package Archives” ( So – how do you add a PPA to your system and then hence… Continue reading Installing Packages from PPAs in Ubuntu